Using AzCopy with Azure Virtual Machines Managed Identity

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The Managed Identities for Azure Resources feature is a free service with Azure Active Directory. Formerly known as Managed Service Identity, Managed Identities for Azure Resources first appeared in services such as Azure Functions a couple of years ago.  Much more recent though Azure Copy (AzCopy) now supports Azure Virtual Machines Managed Identity.… keep reading

Protecting Application Credentials when implementing Modular Azure Functions with Microsoft Flow

This weekend I was attempting to rework some older Azure Automation tasks I wrote some time ago that were a combination of PowerShell scripts and Azure (PowerShell Functions). I was looking to leverage Microsoft Flow so that I could have them handy as ‘Buttons’ in the Microsoft Flow mobile app.… keep reading

Enabling and using Managed Service Identity to access an Azure Key Vault with Azure PowerShell Functions

Managed Service Identity Endpoint

Introduction

At the end of last week (14 Sept 2017) Microsoft announced a new Azure Active Directory feature – Managed Service Identity. Managed Service Identity helps solve the chicken and egg bootstrap problem of needing credentials to connect to the Azure Key Vault to retrieve credentials.… keep reading